Why should you change things? Because the clock is meaningless — we follow it without really realizing why. We follow it because we’ve been raised to believe we should, and because those who control us (bosses, corporations, schools, etc.) set schedules we must follow. The clock, then, is a means to control us — and that, in my book, is as good a reason to break free from it as any.
Beyond issues of freedom, breaking free from the clock is healthier. It’s healthier to follow your natural sleep rhythms, to eat when you’re hungry rather than when it’s time to eat, to live a more relaxed schedule rather than to be stressed out all the time trying to meet deadlines and follow artificial schedules.
“I believe that if people would learn to use LSD’s vision-inducing capability more wisely, under suitable conditions, in medical practice and in conjunction with meditation, then in the future this problem child could become a wonderchild.” — Albert Hofmann (1906-2008)”—Albert Hofmann, LSD inventor, RIP - Boing Boing (via suwaowalog)
This is one interpretation of the portuguese intro: “Ever mind the Rule of Three, Three times what thou givest returns to thee, This lesson well, thou must learn, Thee only gets what thou dost earn.” hat tip Deaf Indie Elephants
“Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like. People think it’s this veneer — that the designers are handed this box and told, ‘Make it look good!’ That’s not what we think design is. It’s not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”—Steve Jobs (NY Times Magazine: The Guts of a New Machine, via Daring Fireball) (via heather-rivers)